We had the good fortune of connecting with Sheri Wong and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sheri, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Every parent knows the stress of being a first time parent, but being a first time parent to a special needs child can produce even more anxiety and stress. I wanted to create something that was unique but also clean burning candles. At first it started off as an hobby and once I perfected candles, I knew i had to do something with them. So I started a business and started selling locally. Because people liked the product so well, they kept asking me to make more candles. After a while, I realized my hobby could be made into business.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I started making candles as a hobby, but something clicked and I ended up running a business. I created this business with a cause in mind: to make different-smelling and clean burning candles that wouldn’t soot. I also wanted scents that were more clean than perfume. This does produce unique candles where no two are the same, which is on purpose. This creates awareness to children’s charities, especially autism and spinal bifida since my son has been diagnosed with these conditions and needed special attention and support.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Connecticut has that New England charm and is especially great to visit during the summer. Known for its colonial history, Connecticut is filled with quaint towns and villages, lush forests, magnificent shorelines and a diverse mixture of cultural heritage. It’s also close to New York where you can get away from hustle and bustle.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Husband Jason, and my son Caleb

Website: www.soothingways.com

Instagram: soothing_ways

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soothingways

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